2014 Valentine Sprint 


Sponsored by the Penn-Ohio DX Society (PODXS)



To work as many stations on 40/80/160 meters as possible in a maximum of six (6) hours using PSK31 mode.

This event is open to all amateur radio operators licensed to operate on the HF bands.



POWER: QRP up to 5 watts maximum, Low Power (LP) up to 50 watts maximum.

All Male Operators enter in the OM Category.

All Female Operators enter in the YL Category.

(So there are 4 Categories: YL QRP, YL LP, OM QRP and OM LP.)




PSK31 only



Friday, 14 February 2014, 2000 - 0200 (YOUR LOCAL TIME - NOT UTC!).

This event features a "rolling start" based on your local time to help equalize band conditions for all contest participants.




"CQ Valentine Sprint"



Callsign, Name, either "OM" or "YL" and your State/Province/Country (SPC).

Examples: "W4KRN Karen YL VA" and "N3DQU Jay OM PA"



40, 80 and 160 meters only. Work each station only once per band.

All contacts must be 2-way, PSK31. Cross-mode or cross-band contacts not allowed.



7.070 / 7.035 EU / 7.028 JA, 3.580, 1.807 MHz.



Each contact with an OM counts one (1) QSO point.

Each contact with a YL counts two (2) QSO points.

Dupes count (0) QSO points.


SCORING - Multipliers

Each different state/province/country (SPC) worked. Use current ARRL DXCC list for country reference. If you work your own SPC, do not forget to take credit for the multiplier. Note also:

First U.S. station worked counts as two (2) multipliers (country and state).

First VE station worked counts as two (2) multipliers (country and province).

First Alaska station worked counts as two (2) multipliers (country and state).

First Hawaii station worked counts as two (2) multipliers (country and state).

Final score = (Total QSO Points) x (Total Different SPC's).



Grand Prize (highest overall score): A Box of Chocolates!

Top scores for each category from each time zone receive a certificate.

Highest Ø7Ø Club member score gets Top Dawg.

All Ø7Ø Club member entries will receive an Attaboy or Attagirl for their participation.

For more information on the Ø7Ø Club check out http://www.podxs070.com



Send your entry as a .txt file via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via post to:

Karen Russo, W4KRN

7720 Willow Pond Lane

Nokesville, VA 20181

All entries must be received by 28 February 2014 (2 weeks after the Sprint). Entries with excessive dupes and/or

errors will be listed as check logs. All entries are subject to verification.


The Penn-Ohio DX Society (PODXS) reserves the right to disqualify entries deemed not in accordance with the above rules or contrary to the spirit of this event.